Monday, April 14, 2014

Taking photos inside a museum

This is not my usual type of post, but I have thought I do not write enough.

A question arose (in the middle of the night) whether an art gallery/museum is doing itself a disservice by not allowing photographs to be snapped by its attendees of a feature exhibition. The photos typically wind up on Facebook or Flikr as a free cultural advertisement, and those struck by this would naturally want to partake in similar activities.

I wonder if I can say this about taping of an orchestra symphony... perhaps not, what do you think?


Saturday, February 1, 2014

raison d'ĂȘtre

Once in a while I have some doubts about any of my time spent labouring on art, and how it fits into a grander scheme of labours in general performed in a society. The doubt is hard to separate from, but soon enough routine puts a dimness over it, and sets it into the background. And then, I come across a quote that gives me a bit of a direction and a little bit of hope: "…it is only from the insights of its own creative seers and artists that any people has ever derived its appropriate, life-supporting, and maturing myths and rites" - Myths To Live By, Josepth Campbell p.48 :)
I won't get into contemporary form of myths and rites, but I do see it all around me. I'm working in different forms, trying to mature and trying to express all that I see around me. And that is art.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Wow!! It's been so long. What's new? I participated in a project that's a collection of drawings for viewing or colouring. It's fun and contemporary. Come find it here to see a few samples and maybe buy a copy, if you'd like: Click!

Monday, October 7, 2013

There's a post on this blog somewhere about me leaving school. Based on one whimsical conversation, I went back to the same program and degree again this fall. One course per semester only so I don't feel overwhelmed with homework. School has its benefits that are not impossible but are hard to come by when trying to art on my own. One invaluable thing is an experienced professional artist giving his full attention to my work for 20 minutes per week or so; which almost never happens in the real world (for me).

This course is abstract art which gave me new ideas to play with. Composition is what haunts me now. These are works with stencils and impressions. I was happy to discover accidental movement in the composition.

Another aspect of painting was helpful to learn (that I wasn't doing at all before) was the composing using collage and then painting afterwards. And the nice tiny accidental paintings that happen on the side. 

On a personal note, somehow, at some point I've become a novice climber now? Not sure if you can see the climbing dudes below. 

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Reverting back to childhood

I can't seem to sit down still for more than 30 minutes. So the painting is just a mushing of paint around and around canvas and a feelings of childhood, houses and flowers, houses and boats and bridges to the houses that are on water, and houses in yellow fields of sunflowers and on on on :) Patience when will you return to me? :)

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Hey :)

Oh cowboy, save me from these nail polish options.

Saturday, April 28, 2012


(Not finished yet)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Monday, December 13, 2010

Welcoming in or chasing away

This photo of my sketchbook.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Illustration Course: Magazine horoscopes - Taurus

 This is 3x3 magazine drawing of a Taurus blown up for 6x6. Not for a real magazine, I'm afraid, but for my school Illustration class. Hope you enjoy the goofiness.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Friend's Illustration: The Evolution of a Star

A friend made this on a whim and I like it very much (click to enlarge).
It is a simple representation and yet the message is quite clear. She is in marketing but I guess there's an artist hiding in all of us.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Ottawa bus trip

A 5 minute memory sketch, in my journal, of the infamous (to those from Ottawa) bus route #95, as it approaches Fallowfield station.

Sunday, November 29, 2009